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Teaching children the wonders of building a digital world benefits more than just their digital knowledge, it’s providing skills for life. With programs like Roblox Intro to Game Design, they will approach their beloved game, Roblox, from an educational standpoint while building their technological skill sets. This allows students to learn how to design, build, and code their own game with familiar features from Roblox. The learning and acquiring of skills doesn’t stop in the virtual world but translates to collaborative skills and problem solving. 

Game design allows for the strengthening of the child's ability to be creative and analytical. The nature of game designing allows for their story building capacity to grow. Through this they can problem solve and engage with others to successfully complete a project.

For students that are focusing on developing their web design skills, they have the potential to learn a system that the majority of the Global North engages with. The BrookField Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (housed in Toronto Metropolitan University) did a study in 2016 on technology occupation and the labour force. The results showed that around 935,00 Canadians were working in tech, which is about 5.1 percent of the entire labour force in Canada. 

In 2020, an annual report done by the Information and Communication Technology Council showed that tech was one of the only sectors that did not experience decline. Instead, the growth rate of 2.2 percent was higher than the average growth rate of the entire economy in Canada between 2011 to 2019.   

The skills learned in web design can be transferred to being able to create websites, apps, games and more. Children in these courses become stronger communicators in commanding and programming as well as  working with the instructors. 

Game Design & Video Sensing

Instructor Remarks

What's your favourite moment from teaching this course? 

“When students were happy to see the final product!”

 

Roblox intro to Game Design

Instructor Remarks

What's your favourite moment from teaching this course? 

"I loved engaging with students and being able to build confidence in them. Then I was able to witness them build each other up by following my lead. Really love seeing their personality shine through the week" 

“The final project I taught them how to build a boss, and the basic of adding scripts and movements to them”

“When students want to continue learning and stay around for the five minutes after class to ask questions or finish up assignments”

Were there any projects that stood out to you? If so, why?

“I liked all of their projects. They all made them unique to themselves”

 

Roblox Simulator Game Design

Instructor Remarks

What's your favourite moment from teaching this course? 

“They (the students) were willing to show what they’ve made and it was nice to see the effort”

Where are there any projects that stood out to you? If so, why?

“Mark’s Jurassic park world! It was cool to see something he was so passionate about and the work he put into the world. With the toolbox he used to add and modify the size of the dinosaurs in his world”

 

Web Design 

Instructor Remarks

 What's your favourite moment from teaching this course? 

“Favourite moment was teaching the CSS animations and using them to make an interactive webpage!”

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